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Honey glazed carrots (quick stovetop glazed carrots)

These honey glazed carrots are an easy and delicious side dish that takes only 15 minutes to cook. The carrots are deliciously sweet with a hint of savory. The honey brown sugar orange glaze coats these tender carrots beautifully and adds a wonderful flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed carrots stovetop, honey glazed carrots, quick glazed carrots
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 small servings
Calories 85kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots 450g
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest about 1/4 orange
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley to serve

Instructions

  • Peel the carrots. Slice the carrots on the diagonal about 1 1/2-inch (4cm) thick (you cut them as you like, into small chunks or into slices, I just think these diagonal slices make for a nicer presentation). Make sure the carrot pieces are of even thickness so they cook evenly. Cut very thick slices in half lengthwise.
  • Add the carrots into a medium/large pan and pour boiling water over them (just until they are covered). Bring to a boil, cover the pan and cook them until tender, about 8-10 minutes (the cooking time will depend on the thickness of carrots).
  • When the carrots are fork-tender drain them. Wipe the pan with a dry paper towel.
  • Melt butter in the pan, add garlic and cook over medium-low heat for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add all the other ingredients and cooked carrots.
  • Cook the carrots over medium-high heat, stirring from time to time, until the liquid is evaporated, the glaze is thickened and coats the carrots.
  • Season the carrots with salt and pepper, sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can omit orange juice and zest. Add another 1/2 Tbsp of brown sugar instead.
  • You can add more sugar/honey if you want them sweeter. They are just slightly sweet.
  • You can easily double or triple the recipe.
  • Calories = 1 serving (1/6 of the recipe, served as a side dish). This is only an estimate!

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal